Worcester Shrub Hill station serves the city of Worcester in the Worcester district of Worcestershire.
Built around the crossing of the River Severn, there have been settlements on the site since the Bronze Age. Medieval Worcester Cathedral houses royal tombs, a crypt and cloisters, whilst The Commandery museum traces this building’s evolution from the Middle Ages through England’s Civil War to the 1950s. The timber-framed Tudor House Museum focuses on life in Tudor and 17th-century Worcester, with displays on traditional brewing and weaving.
The station is staffed and is situated on the Cotswold Line between London and Hereford. The station was opened in 1850, being the original station for the City. The present Georgian-style station was built in 1865 to a design by Edward Wilson. It features a Grade II* listed waiting room which was built in 1880 from cast iron and faced with majolica ceramic tiles.
The current operator is WMR who run services between Hereford and Great Malvern to the West Midlands through the station, augmented by GWR’s Hereford – London and Great Malvern to Gloucester services.
Level access is available to Platform 1 but currently there is no step-free access to Platform 2. An accessible toilet is available on Platform 1.
June 2020: WMR is allowing existing station adoption groups to return to work at WMR stations, and is encouraging new groups to be formed once more. For further information please contact email@example.com
There is no formal Community Rail activity at the station though the Cotswold Line Promotion Group promotes the services through it.
Network Rail is active in preserving the historic features of the station, restoring the Grade II* waiting room in 2015, and currently working on the Mail Bridge using Access for All funding.
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If you would like to be involved with your local station, then do get in touch below.
Cotswold Line Promotion Group (member of the CRP Steering Group).
Colin Major is the representative for the station on the CRP Steering Group.
Victorian waiting room on Platform 2B, recently restored
First Worcestershire 38 Worcester – Royal Hospital
Johnson’s Excelbus 150A Worcester – Birmingham
Businesses local to the station (a selection all serving food)
Café Loco – Platform 1
Sandwich Xpress – Shrub Hill Road
There are many more businesses in the Shrub Hill Retail Park and in the city.
The visitor website for Worcester can be found here: www.visitworcester.co.uk
Tourist destinations within reach of the station
The Commandery – Civil War HQ
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